The Milwaukee Brewers are scheduled to play Friday through Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami.
There's a chance that could change after the damage of Hurricane Irma in that city, though indications may seem to show that might not happen.
A decision on whether to change the schedule will hinge on local government efforts to recover from Irma, including the availability of police and fire rescue, a person familiar with the situation said in Miami.
However, Brewers manager Craig Counsell told TODAY'S TMJ4's Lance Allan that indications seem to show the odds are good they would be playing in Miami – though nothing was definitive as of Monday afternoon.
The Miami Herald reports that high winds from then-Hurricane Irma took off part of what is described as the “rubberized membrane” of the roof of the retractable-dome stadium – though not enough to be the specific reason to change the series location.
Looks like the outer membrane of part of the roof peeled right off at Marlins Park. pic.twitter.com/qrze2Lxq5W
— MsMambo (@Ms_Mambo) September 11, 2017
Monday, Herald beat writer Clark Spencer said the Marlins and Major League Baseball had started communication on the possibility of relocations of home games after the storm, which the Herald reports could include Milwaukee as a potential site.
Journal Sentinel Brewers beat writer and WTMJ Brewers 360 contributor Tom Haudricourt said the precedent in such a situation was to have games at a neutral site. However, Miller Park is available, and some series in similar situations – like April 2015, when the Tampa Bay Rays hosted a Rays-Baltimore Orioles series originally set to be hosted in Baltimore before protests about the Freddie Gray case – have gone to the “road” team's home stadium.
“Yeah, there’s probably going to be some effects to us on our schedule and the way our season concludes,” catcher A.J. Ellis, who lives in the offseason in Wisconsin, told the Herald.
“But that pales in light of the years and years of recovery that are going to be made by the good people in South Florida.”